Master of Education in Educational Technology
Technology is a fundamental part of the way we interact with the world, and our 30-hour MEd in Educational Technology is designed to teach you how to make it an effective, integral part of the learning process.
Through expert instruction and challenging coursework, you’ll develop all the skills necessary for taking on technology leadership roles not only in schools but in corporate and human-services settings as well. With three specialization tracks to choose from, all offered fully online, you can pursue your degree on a schedule that fits your life.
Before you get started, you’ll need
- A bachelor’s degree
- The prerequisites required by the education college’s admissions policy
- Access to a computer, webcam, and high-speed Internet as well as basic computer and word-processing skills
Degrees You Can Earn
MEd Educational Technology, General: This track offers you a solid foundation in the educational technology field, with classes such as digital learning environments, social networks and media-infused learning, and multimedia design. You will also do an internship in the integration of curriculum and technology in education.
MEd Educational Technology, Business Track: The business track equips you with knowledge you need to apply educational technology theories and practices to industry settings. You’ll take classes such as business and society and management and information systems, and will do an internship in the integration of curriculum and technology in education.
MEd Educational Technology, Adult & Higher Education Track: This track prepares you to take on educational leadership positions in higher education settings, with classes such as program planning and development, educational leadership in organizations, and adult learners. You will also do an internship in the integration of curriculum and technology in education.
Each track will require you to take the Master Comprehensive Exam either the semester before or the semester during which you graduate. The exam will cover the content of one course selected by your advisor, one from a core course, and one from a class in a supporting area of study.
You may retake one failed section of the exam within the same semester you took the test; however, if you fail more than one section, you must wait until the following semester to retake the exam. Failing the exam a second time will result in remedial work and could delay graduation. Those who fail the exam three times will be withdrawn from the program and ineligible to graduate.
Other Degree Options
If you’re interested in educational technology but would like to focus on strengthening your classroom teaching and improving student outcomes, consider exploring the MEd in curriculum and instruction with an educational technology concentration.
Where Can This Degree Take You?
Well, where would you like to go? Educational technology professionals are needed in public and private schools all over Texas and throughout the country. Graduates with an ed tech degree work in a K-12 setting. Many technology integration specialist jobs and instructional technologist jobs are at the building or district level. An ed tech degree could also translate into providing training for a nonprofit or a corporation. It could also mean working with a college, university, or town library. Job titles commonly held by ed tech graduates include: Instructional Coordinator, Chief Learning Officer, eLearning Developer, Training and Development Specialist, Instructional Technologist, Interface and Multimedia Designer, Performance Support Specialist, Curriculum Development Specialist, Training Director or Technology Integration Specialist.
There’s a lot ahead of you. You can go anywhere and do anything—follow a path or forge a brand new one. It’s all up to you, and we’re here to help prepare you for whatever journey lies ahead.
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Tuition & Funding
A good education shouldn’t saddle you with insurmountable debt. That’s why, at UHV, affordability and quality go hand in hand. From scholarships to grants to assistantships, we offer an array of options to help you afford your UHV graduate education.
The estimated cost of attending the University of Houston–Victoria varies with enrollment status and personal lifestyle. Browse our Tuition and Fees page to get an idea of how much it will cost to attend UHV.
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